I was quite a heavy drinker in periods over the last 15-20 years up until the end of January this year.
Sometimes it was 2-4 times per week, some weeks nothing, sometimes periods of 6-8 weeks or longer without. Generally it was not daily though there were periods of several days in a row.
Essentially well above average, and I want to be clear on that
Some weeks up to 50 pints of beer
I have decided now at maximum to have alcohol no more than once per month if at all.
I think its time to stop which is ok, just concerned I went too far
I ate well, kept myself in good shape, exercised a lot. I am just worried that I did not stop soon enough.
The only symptom I can really pin down is in the last 2 years sometimes when I have a small amount of alcohol my face goes very red or has red patches which vanish after around 30 mins. I am aware of Asian Flush, ( I am not asian) but worry that this could be a sign of liver weakness
I post my blood work below over roughly a 2 year period. These were done in Ireland
My question - although the standard LFTS are still within the normal ranges, is the increase over the two year period a concern? Also would be interested in your opinion on any other measures
I went for a Ultrasound last week as I was feeling a dull pain not very often on my right front side, Liver, Gall Bladder came back fine, - though I am aware that Ultrasound are not 100% accurate, based on your thoughts on the above blood work, could it be possible I have Alcoholic hepatitis or cirrhosis?
Any advice, comments or feedback would be great
Where there is just one result its the latest
Nov 11Feb 14Reference
Alk Phosphate (ALP)477035-129
Vit D 49.4
Back to Top